Nobody's Lad, by Leslie Keith

Nobody's Lad, by Leslie Keith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...with a sense of ease and confidence--that made her feel now as if she were suddenly forsaken? She sat down by the window and leant her hot head against the pane. She was filled with a sudden impatience of life, with its unexpected checks and chills and disappointments; its infinite capacity for suffering. At that moment the past looked unlovely, the future dim, uncertain, and uninviting. Yet she was young, and healthy nature was too strong for sentimental griefs even though real trouble underlay them. Sleep claimed Molly as she sat there nursing her wrongs, and held her fast till the grey dawn looking in at the window woke her with a start. She rose feeling cramped and chilled, but after her first moment of bewilderment inclined to raise a hearty laugh against herself. Anne lay wrapped in quiet slumber, and as Molly looked at the peaceful face she felt all at once soothed and consoled. Then it was that she kneeled down, and breathed that petition hardest of all for rebellious human nature to utter aright: "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us." CHAPTER X. FLIGHT. "When we sob aloud, the human creatures near us Pass by hearing not, or answer not a word. Is it likely God, with angels singing round Him, Hears our weeping any more?" iHILE trouble and disappointment were darkening one home in Anne Street, there was yet deeper trouble in Kent's house; the distress and despair of a solitary and neglected child brought face to face with a problem too hard for him to solve. Since the day of Norman Stanfield's visit old Kent had shown himself in his true colours. The malignant hate and anger which had been stirred in him then visited itself, not upon the young man who had dared to rebuke him, but...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922891
  • 9781236922892